Sherri Shepherd’s Ex-Husband Is Begging Her To Bond With Surrogate Baby

downloadBy: Krystle Crossman

Sherri Shepherd married Lamar Sally in 2011. They tried to conceive but Shepherd was saddened to find out that she could not have children. Sally and Shepherd then decided that they would use a surrogate so that they could have a child of their own. She excitedly announced that they had found someone to carry their child in 2012 when she appeared on the Rachel Ray show. Things were going fine until the surrogate was six months pregnant. Shepherd then dropped a bomb and divorced Sally. She also refused to have anything to do with the child. She did not want to be a part of the child’s life at all. They filed for divorce in May of 2014 and have been feuding about their son ever since.

Along with refusing any parental and guardianship rights to the child, Lamar Jr., she also refused to pay any child support or any of the medical bills that the surrogate was incurring. Because of this the surrogate was forced to take responsibility of the child and become his legal guardian. She filed a petition with the courts, asking that they release her responsibility as a guardian and turn everything over to Sally and Shepherd as was agreed upon when she became pregnant. The courts ruled in her favor and she was released from her parental rights.

Shepherd was again fighting so that she didn’t have to pay child support or have any responsibility for the child. She offered up a lump sum of $150,000 to Sally in exchange for being released from all responsibility. Sally declined the offer and so she brought the case to court in Pennsylvania which is where the surrogate lived. She felt that she had the right to walk away from the child free and clear. The judges did not see it that way. The upheld the decision to hold her responsible and ordered her to pay child support. She makes monthly payments of $4,100 until Lamar Jr. is 13 at which time she must pay $4,600 per month. Sally says that Lamar Jr. is a wonderful little boy who knows that he is loved but still wants him to have a mother in his life. He states that he knows that Shepherd would love him if she just spent some time with him but she refuses to.

Shepherd has not made any comments on the situation. She had previous accused Sally of forcing her to get a surrogate but yet had paid almost all of the $100,000 fee off and was excited whenever she spoke about having a child this way. Sally said that he doesn’t understand and that all he wants is for Lamar Jr. not to feel abandoned and to have some time with his mother.


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